The Biden administration has publicly committed to the right principle for addressing child migration—that is, the best interest of the child should supersede other concerns. Yet its policies have not lived up to this lofty principle.
The Biden administration has ways to make good on pledges to treat young people crossing the border fairly. David Bier comments.
Data from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program in Texas show that the proportion of time illegal immigrants spent in correctional facilities is far below their estimated percentage of the total population.
House Democrats have introduced the American Dream and Promise Act, which provides pathways to citizenship for immigrants brought into the country as minors. Unlike last year’s version of the bill, the new bill extends these paths to the “legal dreamers” as well.
What’s concerning isn’t that Biden hasn’t “gotten around to immigration yet.” It’s that he has and is intentionally choosing to perpetuate one of the worst immigration regimes in American history.